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Hotel El Velero

#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
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#6 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
Welcome to Hotel El Velero, a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel just paces from the Pacific blue waters of Costa Rica's pristine Playa Hermosa. Hear the waves crash and breathe the clean, salty air as you relax in our seaside tropical gardens.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Currency exchange
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
509Reviews31Q+A100Room tips
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CatherineBH wrote a review May 2021
San Diego, California206 contributions97 helpful votes
Highly recommend… My husband and I stayed in this beachfront hotel for four nights and loved it. This is a hidden gem. Mike, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. I corresponded and booked with him directly. He was very responsive to my inquiries and granted my request for an oceanview room. Our room was cute and had a/c and refrigerator. When we arrived, we were welcome with honeymoon heart shaped towels. We were glad that the hotel has a restaurant and we ate there for breakfast and dinner. The restaurant had taco night and BBQ night. The staff was friendly and helpful. We loved watching beautiful sunsets everyday. During our stay, I finally had a relaxing massage thanks to Mike who has many contacts. He also recommended a Captain for our snorkeling trip.
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Date of stay: May 2021
3 Helpful votes
Sharonrose21 wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Had another amazing vacation at Hotel El Velero! Located right on one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Sunsets, snorkeling, swimming, and boogie boarding are steps from the hotel room. The friendly and hardworking staff went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed or wanted. Mike the hotel owner is very entertaining and knowledgeable. He had all the best advice on what local activities were a must see and do. The food at the hotel is extremely fresh, delicious and authentic! Best tacos ever on Tuesday's! I could hear the monkeys while swimming in the pool. Tropical paradise! My husband and I love it there and cannot wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
1 Helpful vote
Vincent G wrote a review Apr 2021
Palm Beach, Florida5 contributions3 helpful votes
Beach front!!! The owner and staff are great people and the service is second to none! The food is excellent and the kitchen was very accommodating to my fiancée vegetarian diet. Everything was amazing and we can not wait to return! The only complaint that we had was that the week...went by too fast!! This is an amazing hotel directly on Hermosa Beach, with great food, clean rooms and a hard working staff...If you want a Costa Rican experience...This is your place!
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Date of stay: April 2021
1 Helpful vote
Scooter530 wrote a review Mar 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota34 contributions8 helpful votes
We truly felt like we were in paradise at the El Velero! The location is on an amazing beach. The ocean was clear and warm. Our spacious, clean room was on the 2nd floor. We had everything we needed with a comfortable bed and a refrigerator and microwave. It was very quaint and quiet retreat. The only noises we heard at night were from the howler monkeys close by. The staff was awesome and treated as like family. It was convenient to have a restaurant on-site that served great food: breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a full service bar. The pool looked inviting. We enjoyed the surroundings and walk on the beach daily. The Hotel El Velero is situated near other restaurants so we could take a short walk to visit other places. We stayed in February and the beach
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Date of stay: February 2021
Heidi wrote a review Jan 2021
Willmar, Minnesota31 contributions27 helpful votes
Our stay at Hotel El Velero for 3 nights was amazing! We upgraded our room to #211 and we are so very glad that we did. We heard the marvelous and mighty ocean all night and awoke to the beautiful view of it's majesty every morning. The rooms are very well kept and clean with plenty of hot water, which seems to be an issue at other properties. The property is right on the beach so no walking blocks to spend a day at the ocean and the restaurant is only feet away so food and refreshments are always conveniently available. Speaking of food; EXCELLENT! We were fortunate to have be at El Velero for both specialty nights; Taco Tuesday and BBQ Wednesday and they were both INCREDIBLE! Great food, Great atmosphere, Great service and Great view! This property can't be beat for
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Date of stay: January 2021
2 Helpful votes
US$91 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
el velero hotel, el velero playa hermosa
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Hermosa
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